An Inspired Sinner’s Prayer

By , June 5, 2019

‘Create in me a clean heart, O God;
and renew a right spirit within me.”
Psalm 51:10 KJV

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In various Christian Gospel tracts and books the authors have often composed prayers for the reader to offer to the Lord as they seek forgiveness for their sins. Such prayers have been helpful to countless thousands of readers over the years.

What has surprised me as I have read these prayers is the fact that no writer has ever thought to use prayers of repentance we find recorded in Scripture. Why this is so is very difficult to understand.

Prayers like Psalm 51 are full of instruction on how to draw near to the Lord for the first time in your life or when you have been trapped in some gross sin.

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Peace In Christ

By , June 4, 2019

“I have told you these things,
so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NIV

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When life is smooth sailing it is easy to fix our eyes on the blessing of a peaceful journey in life.

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True Love

By , June 3, 2019

“Dear friends, let us love one another,
for love comes from God.”
1 John 4:7 NIV

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What passes for love can often be simply—a transient emotional state of mind.

When we shine the light of Scripture on the subject of love we see that true love is a verb (an action) more than a noun (a thing or emotion).

Genuine love is not particularly “an itch you can’t scratch” nor is it primarily a feeling. Love is an activity rather than a state of being.

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Finding God

By , June 2, 2019

“Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
Mark 10:21 NIV

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What does it mean to draw near to the Lord? Where can we find the Lord?

There are numerous ways to come near to the God Who made us. Let’s look at several ways to come near the Lord.

Perhaps the most important place to come near to the Lord is through reading His Word, the Bible. God’s voice is supremely heard in the words of Scripture. In its pages the Bible holds much information on our Creator and He has spoken with great clarity.

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How Much Do You Love Jesus?

By , June 1, 2019

“Jesus looked at him and loved him.
‘One thing you lack,’ he said.
‘sell everything you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven.
Then come, follow me.’”
Mark 10:21 NIV

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When the enthusiastic young ruler came to Jesus he had a most important question to ask the Lord. “Good teacher what must I do to inherit eternal life?” No question is as important as this one for anyone in any age.

The answer Jesus gave to this question seems puzzling. He said that the young man should sell everything he owned and join the twelve in following Jesus. Why did Jesus tell the young man to reduce himself to the lowest level of poverty in order to inherit eternal life?

The answer is found in the reaction of the man to Jesus’ request. He went away sad and refused to give up his wealth in order to follow Jesus. The young man loved Jesus but he loved his wealth more.

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